Walk about a rooftop aquaponics food garden in Kolkata, India
Rooftop food garden update, Jan 8, 2013.
Urbagrow Aquaponics in India
Welcome to Urbagrow, an urban, Aquaponic, soil free, food garden in Kolkata. Located in South Suburban Kolkata on a 1000 sq ft rooftop.
The garden displays a variety of aquaponic systems growing a variety of vegetables and Tilapia and cat fish. The symbiotic relationship between the fish and plants along with the temperate climate of Kolkata allows us to grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables and edible fish. The garden is a display for systems of various sizes and growing techniques, all designed to occupy open spaces in urban environments like roof tops and balconies which receive adequate sunlight to grow healthy plants and electricity is easily available.
The systems use less water than traditional land gardening , require less work in man hours and can grow vegetables in greater density (more per sq ft) than a traditional soil based food growing endeavour. All our systems are appropriately indianised, hand made and cost less to build and run than most other aquaponic systems available worldwide.